Yesterday, the Personal Assistant to this site’s creator, Ray Waldo, suffered a tragic accident. Mr. ATT Tilt (aka Kaiser Phone) fell a distance of about 20x its height and landed on a concrete surface. It appears that the Assistant suffered a terminal attack of non-function. Reanimation is not likely. Funeral plans have not been announced pending an autopsy. In lieu of flowers or condolences, donations can be made here:
The phone’s ancestor (Cingular 8125, aka Wizard) has taken over the family business until a younger successor can be acquired. Applications for the post of Personal Assistant to the Owner are being accepted.
Update: Although the fall did not prove to be immediately fatal, the assistant no longer has speech or hearing and can only communicate by means of its face display. The old buddy is still fun to play with but due to the severe limitations, the decision was made to pull the life support battery and allow it to “Rest in pieces” (thanks Daisy). The assistant was laid to rest in a quiet ceremony attended only by its closest friends. It now rests in a comfortable location near some of its peers who have also ceased to function.
Due to the practically irreplaceable nature of the assistant, the decision was also made by the administration to honor its memory by no longer publishing articles in the “Tilt/Kaiser” series of articles. This is the LAST article in this series. Other articles will be published and some may be related to the work of the Assistant but they will NOT be part of the “Tilt” series.) After all, no one else can provide the kind of specific advise that the assistant gave to us all.